Best gimbal head: we review 6 top models to see which is best for your large lenses

    | Accessories, Reviews | 17/09/2013 00:01am
    Best gimbal head: we review 6 top models to see which is best for your large lenses

    Getting stability and freedom of movement when using large, heavy lenses is paramount. In our latest group test we’ve taken six of the top gimbal heads and alternatives on the market to find out which offers the best stability.

    Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x review: 12 grand, but worth every penny?

    | Lenses, Reviews | 15/09/2013 14:00pm
    Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x review: 12 grand, but worth every penny?

    The Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x costs a small fortune, but look at all you get for 12 grand. Find out how we rate it in our Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS review

    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using telephoto lenses

    | Photography Tips | 29/07/2013 00:01am
    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using telephoto lenses

    In the third part of our Shoot Like A Pro Series on how to get the sharpest photos possible with your camera’s lenses, we explain how extending the reach of your photography with a telephoto lens can help 
you capture scenes that are beyond the scope of other optics.

    Free Cheat Sheet: what your camera captures at every lens’ focal length

    | Photography for Beginners | 07/09/2012 16:01pm
    Cheat Sheet Friday: how much your camera captures at every lens' focal length

    Knowing how much of your scene you can capture at each lens’ focal length is a conundrum every photographer has come up against.

    In our latest photography cheat sheet we aimed to illustrate some of the differences a different lens focal length can have both in terms of how your image looks and how much of your scene your camera is able to include.

    Pro Secrets: how to use a telephoto lens for awesome landscapes

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 27/08/2012 11:30am
    The secret to shooting telephoto landscapes

    When you’re shooting landscape photography, the temptation is to reach for a wide-angle lens and try to include everything that your eye can see. There’s nothing wrong with this approach, but for a more intimate view of the scenery you can add impact to your images by learning how to use a telephoto lens to pick out key features within the bigger picture.

    Nikon 800mm f/5.6 VR monster super-telephoto announced

    | News | 12/07/2012 14:30pm
    Nikon 800mm f/5.6 VR monster super-telephoto lens announced

    Nikon is to unveil its a new monster to its lens line-up. The Nikon AF-S 800mm f/5.6 will be the longest focal length in its current range of optic – an honour currently held by its AF-S 600mm f/4G ED VR.

    9 things to know about using a super-telephoto lens

    | Photography Tips | 03/07/2012 04:00am
    9 things to know about using super-telephoto lenses

    There’s a lot to think about when you’re shooting with a super-telephoto lens. We we round up 9 key points you should remember the next time you go out to shoot with a super-telephoto lens.

    How different types of lenses ‘see’ the world

    | Photography Tips | 29/06/2012 02:00am
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    There are many different types of lenses available to photographers, as we all know, and the type of lens you choose to fit on your SLR will determine how your end results will look. The main consideration is focal length. Focal length is the distance between the optical centre of a lens and the sensor, [...]

    Make zoo photos that look like the wild

    | Photography Tips, Wildlife | 28/06/2012 04:00am
    How to shoot zoo photos that look like the wild: step 4

    Animals make great subjects, but they’re not always easy to photograph, even in captivity. That said, zoos and wildlife parks are great places to hone your wildlife photography skills. They allow you to get closer to the animals than you would in the wild.

    Land of the giants: the world’s largest lenses

    | News | 19/05/2012 07:00am
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    Camera lenses come in many different sizes. We take a look at the unfathomably massive – the world’s largest SLR lenses for non-military use.

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